Hong Kong budget eats

That British staple, fish and chips, for under HK$75 at new Hong Kong restaurant

  • Dishes at Chip In Fish and Chips’ new branch in Wan Chai include everything from cod and chips to battered sausage to deep-fried Oreo cookies
  • Menu appeals to fans of traditional British takeaway fare – the sandwiches here are called butties
PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 11 December, 2018, 12:45pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 11 December, 2018, 1:12pm

The second branch of Chip In Fish and Chips has opened in Wan Chai in Queen’s Road East.

Most customers seem to order takeaway at the small British-themed shop, and we managed to eat there without too much trouble.

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As its name suggests, fish and chips is their signature dish. Their menu also lists British snacks and butties (sandwiches), as well as some drinks. All the food was cooked to order.

We tried a large portion of fish and chips (HK$75). The Atlantic cod was fine, and the batter was spot on without being too heavy and oily.

Their chips were quite thick, and we were advised to sprinkle some malt vinegar on them.

We also had calamari and chips (HK$48). The fried squid was a bit chewy, but the batter made it enjoyable. It came with a generous portion of chips.

We loved their fish butty and chips (HK$48) which tasted better than it looked. The fish was hidden inside two slabs of panini-like crisp buns.

The tartare sauce and the melted cheese, also hidden from view, added to the flavour of the fish and the butty.

We also tried the battered sausage and chips (HK$48). We enjoyed the sausage, which was nice and juicy. We ordered curry sauce (HK$5) to go with it, which was served in an Oxo biodegradable plastic cup.

The onion rings (HK$25) were served in a paper bag. The onions tasted quite fresh and sweet, but one of our reviewers thought the batter was too heavy for this snack, while another thought the onion rings were quite juicy.

We all liked the deep-fried Oreos (HK$20 for three). The black biscuits and the creamy white filling seemed to melt together, and gave the snack a sticky-rice-like texture. It wasn’t too sweet, and was a great, although filling, dessert.

For drinks we got their house-made lemonade (HK$23) and a bottle of Gweilo beer (HK$28). The lemonade had a nice blend of lemons and sweetness, while the Gweilo beer had a nice fruity taste. Both drinks took the edge off the filling meal.

Chip In Fish & Chips, On Hing Mansion, 164 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, tel: 6594 4909. Open: 9am-9pm (Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 11am). Also at Ko Shing House, 9 King Man Street, Sai Kung, tel: 9761 5091. Open 11am-7.30pm daily except Wednesday.